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Sunday ceremony to open Brixton Cherry Groce memorial

The Cherry Groce memorial pavilion on Brixton’s Windrush Square is due to be officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday 25 April at...

Effra Social opens with new management and outdoor upgrade

One of the many Brixton establishments opening for outdoor business today (12 April) is the Effra Social. It is under new management as one of...

National Grid pauses work on tunnel site

National Grid has withdrawn a planning application for a site in Loughborough Junction that will be used in the construction of a massive tunnel...

81 Acts launches Brixton Uprising cultural programme

81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance, set up to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Brixton Uprising of 1981 with a community-led cultural programme, today...

Spotlight on Brixton advertising school graduates

Brixton Finishing School, the scheme to diversify entry-level talent in advertising and media, has launched a new initiative – the #BrixtonRising campaign. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of...

Contributions wanted to document legacy of 1981 Uprising

Brixtonites are being called upon to contribute towards The People’s Collection, an archive documenting the legacy of the 1981 Uprising in Brixton today. The People’s Collection is...

Then, suddenly, the balance of power shifted as petrol bombs began...

The Brixton uprising Tomorrow, 10 April, is the 40th anniversary of the start of the Brixton Uprising. Local resident Europe Singh was there … Embed...

From lockdown to Mocktales

The Mocktales played outside The Ritzy throughout the lockdown, helping Brixton meet its need for live music. Simone Richardson listened and asked how they...

Ruskin park pool set for renewal

Ruskin park’s paddling pool, closed for a year as a result of Covid and a broken pump, is set to reopen later this year. Lambeth...

Sounds of the Brixton Uprising

As the 40th anniversary of the Brixton Uprising approaches, Dave Randall listens to the soundtrack of the struggle Chaos, violence and destruction are the words...

Help the Platform Cafe bounce back

The Platform Cafe in Loughborough Junction is halfway through its crowdfunding campaign to refurbish the cafe as part of Mayor of London’s Back to...

Council plans big investments in Brixton creative space

Two Brixton enterprises are set to receive large loans or grants from Lambeth council to create workspaces as part of its creative and digital...

Immortalised in Brixton: the place where Black music became the norm

Trinity Gardens in Brixton got a new blue heritage plaque yesterday (1 April) to mark the origin of Choice FM, the only Black radio...

Railton Road taster for free orchestra gigs

https://youtu.be/ys0ZQbpbDso The joyful noise of the Brixton Chamber Orchestra greeted residents and commuters on Railton Road this morning (1 April) as members paraded from Herne...

New mural in Valentia Place

A striking new mural by @icreatenotdestroy has appeared in Valentia Place. It reads "I Come From Brixton Baby" – a reference to the tune Brixton Baby by...

Competition to win free recording time launches new Brixton studio

A competition offering local musicians the chance to win 50 free hours of professional studio recording time launches today (1 April).  The competition, Brixton Voices,...

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